Kingsthorne believes in giving all of our pupils a sporting start. We provide the children with high quality Physical Education and sporting opportunities through curriculum, coaching, out of school hours learning, lunchtime provision and competitions.
At Kingsthorne Primary School we strive to offer the best Physical Education and School Sport opportunities for our pupils. Through sport we encourage the children to develop positive attitudes to themselves, to others and to the community. We aim to achieve this by having high expectations of all our pupils and continually encourage them to be independent, confident learners in Physical Education and encourage them to make the most of opportunities provided for them.
All pupils take part in two hours of physical activity per week, but have opportunities to develop this and take part in lunchtime activities, after school and lunchtime clubs and inter house competitions.
In addition to this, all children across Key Stage 2 are given the opportunity to attend a residential in the summer term. Here they are given the chance to take part in real hands on experiences and increase their independence and resilience.
Through Physical Education and School Sport we aim to develop the following in our pupils:
Children demonstrating our PE kit.
Team practice takes place for those children that passed tryouts, until October half term. This will recommence after February half term.
Aston Villa Coaches
A qualified coach from Aston Villa takes a lunch time and an after school football club on Wednesday's, in addition to delivering curriculum sessions in Key Stage 2.
As part of our link to Aston Villa, 16 lucky children were given the chance to watch Villa play Nottingham Forrest at Villa Park. They had the opportunity to hold flags on the pitch and even got to take part in a penalty shoot out on the pitch at half time.
The Aspire coaches teach lessons. They also run a multi-skills after school club.
The new playground markings are used in lessons and at lunchtimes. The Year 5 play leaders lead lunchtime games.
Sports day is always fun. Earth, Fire, Ice and Water compete in lots of sporting activities.
National Curriculum Requirements for Swimming.
Children in years 3-6 go swimming for half the year at Kingstanding Leisure Centre. Of the 60 children in Year 6, 58% were able to meet the National Curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self rescue in different water based situations.
Extra Curriculum Competitions.
Year 6 have taken part in a mixed football tournament at Villa Park, even getting a chance to see the Premier League Trophy.
Upcoming Tournaments: Tony Roberts Football Tournament (Wednesday 23rd May 2018) and NBA Olympics at Alexander Stadium (Tuesday 5th June 2018).
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